When I was a child, I used to wake up, come down the stairs, go to the kitchen and usually find the lap of one of my parents to curl up in until I woke up. The desire of a child is always to find that place of security, warmth and love in the arms of their parents.
When our children were very young and having fussy times or were sleepy, I used to walk with them in my arms and sing softly to them. Not sure who was more happy to be having this happen, them or me? I found great joy in it.
That is why when we are discouraged or feel beat up, and we all do at times, it is important that we hear this picture about our Heavenly Father from Zephaniah 3:
17 The LORD your God is with you,
he is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
he will quiet you with his love,
he will rejoice over you with singing.”
He is mighty, so I can feel secure. He delights in me, so I can be quiet and feel at peace. And He rejoices over me with singing, so I can bask in the warmth of His love and find rest.
No matter what is happening around me, how can I be afraid or discouraged when the One who holds the universe in His hands, and is directing my life, is caring for me like this?
Be at peace today because He cares that much for you.